PSG PSG Guèye (14'), Draxler (88')
2-0 FT
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Ligue 1 Gameweek 8
Sep 25, 2021 KO: 19:00

PSG - Montpellier

Parc des Princes Paris
Referee: Antony Gautier
Guèye 14'  
Draxler 88'  

Match preview

No Messi - How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Montpellier

Lionel Messi is currently suffering from a bruise on the bone and could be saved for the Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain will likely be without Lionel Messi for this weekend's Ligue 1 fixture against Montpellier.

With 15 minutes to go in the match against Lyon last weekend, Messi was subbed off and looked visibly disappointed with the decision from Mauricio Pochettino.

However, subsequent medical testing showed that he suffered a bruised bone in his knee which will see him miss a small period of action.

He missed the victory versus Metz and will probably not feature against Montpellier as PSG have a massive Champions League encounter against Manchester City this upcoming midweek.

This Saturday, Keylor Navas could be given the nod again ahead of Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Achraf Hakimi, who scored both goals in the 2-1 win against Metz, will start on the right with Nuno Mendes on the left.

Marquinhos could partner Presnel Kimpembe in the middle as Sergio Ramos is not quite fit to make his debut yet.

Marco Verratti is injured so Pochettino could go with a midfield three of Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum and Danilo, with Rafinha dropping to the bench.

Mauro Icardi started against Metz but Angel Di Maria could return in the front three alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Potential PSG XI v Montpellier

PSG - Football tactics and formations

Recent Ratings

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PSG
VS
  Average Match Rating  
9.2
  Home  
5.6
6.5
  Away  
6.0
6.9
  Total  
5.8

Match statistics

PSG
Statistics
Montpellier
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
15
7
Draws
2
8
Losses
3
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
46
36
Goals Per Game
2.30
1.80
More > 2.5 Goals
13
13
More > 3 Goals
8
9
Scored First in a Match
15
13
Scored Both Halves
12
7
Won More > 1 Goal
9
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
20
31
Did Not Score
2
1
Both Teams Scored
12
17
Kept Clean Sheet
6
3
Won Without Conceding
6
2
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
797
578
Possession
60
46
Passes
623
376
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
13
Shots on Target
5.37
4.55
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.15
Crosses
17
24
Offsides
1.73
1.59
Penalties
0.25
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.15
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
12
20
Interceptions
8.73
11
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
7.27
20
Total Shots Conceded
11
15
Shots on Target Conceded
4.25
5.85
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
13
Yellow Cards
2.15
1.55
Red Cards
0.15
0.10

Injuries

  1. Groin Strain image description
  2. Sprained Ankle image description
  3. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  4. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  5. Knee Injury image description
  6. Knee Injury image description
  7. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  8. Hamstring image description
  9. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  10. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description